Taxpayers across America have questions about preparing and filing their income tax return. You can visit the official IRS site but, get ready to spend some time digging through pages of text to find what you’re looking for.
I get a headache just thinking about that. Wouldn’t it be better to use an
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Tax Questions and Helpful Advice
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I make a mistake on my tax return? It depends on what type of mistake you make. If you made a mathematical mistake, this will usually be caught during processing and corrected.
Of course you can avoid mistakes like this by using an online tax return software program. Your tax return will be scanned for errors and flagged before you send it to the IRS. If the mistake is more serious then, you will need to file an amendment using Form 1040X. If you forgot to attach a schedule, the IRS will be contacting you.
Is there an age limit on claiming my children as dependents? If you’re trying to qualify a child, age is a factor. If you’re trying to qualify a relative, age is not a factor. Relationship, residence, age, and support are the factors in determining a qualified child. This can get a little complicated. I would definitely use tax software to help me make sure my return is accurate and error free.
If I claim my son as a dependent because he is a full time college student, can he claim himself? The answer is a simple no. If you claim your full time college student son or daughter, then he or she will not be allowed to claim themselves on their tax return.
To claim head of household filing status, do you have to claim a dependent child to qualify? There are certain circumstances in which you do not need to claim the child as a dependent to qualify for head of household filing status. For example, when the child is unmarried and is your child, grandchild, stepchild, or adopted child. You will have to read about the criteria for claiming head of household filing status. This particular filing status can be complicated.
To Learn More About Filing Income Tax Returns
I may have not addressed your particular question and if you still have questions pertaining to your tax needs, please consult TurboTax Online. If you choose a certain package, for example: “The Deluxe Edition” and the software determines another package would have been better for you, then the program will alert you. That is just one of the many benefits of their tax software.
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